What are “the nations” in Psalm 67:4?
Psalm 67:4 NASB:
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth.
God in harmony with his principal attitudes of justice, wisdom, power, and love, will act against “ungodly sinners,” not against the upright. Jude 14-15.[Ps 96:10 read below says that the earth will remain forever]
Jude 14-15 NASB
14 It was also about these people that Enoch, in the seventh
generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord has come
with [a]many thousands of His holy ones, 15 to execute judgment upon
all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which
they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which
ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
Only ‘the wicked ones will be given to the sword.’ (Jeremiah 25:31) This will pave the way for the restoration of Paradise, fulfilling the divine purpose for the earth and humankind. Luke 23:43. Jesus said that the meek will inherit the earth. Mt 5:5 ASV.
Psalm 9:8 NASB And He will judge the world in righteousness; He will
execute judgment for the peoples fairly.
Psalm 96:10 ASV Say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth: The world
also is established that it cannot be moved: He will judge the
peoples with equity.
Psalm 98:9 ASV Before Jehovah; for he cometh to judge the earth: He
will judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with equity.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy. Who are the Nations? God gives us this heartwarming promise.
Psalm 37:10-11 KJV [Compare Mt 5:5]
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou
shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. 11 But the
meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the
abundance of peace.
Jesus said, " the meek will inherit the earth." [Mt 5:5 ASV].
Who are “the meek” and “the righteous”? The Nations are the meek who humbly accept God's teaching and guidance; the righteous are those who love doing what is right in the eyes of God.